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A pictorial summary of
“Trevor’s Travels,” available
in both paperback and
kindle formats on
Amazon.com.
Foreword
When I decided to embark on this project my original intention was to track the
timelines in my book, but quickly...
Background
Has pioneered British fashion since 1884 and is headquartered in
King’s Lynn, Norfolk in the UK.
Was a major US...
Acknowledgements
I wish to convey my sincere thanks to those friends who contributed photographs and
help with other matte...
Wymondham College in Norfolk in the UK and the
nissen hut where I lived during my first years.
Attended from age 11–18. It...
The Worfolk Brothers - my great uncle Bill and my grandfather Gerald,
boat builders in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. In my youth I...
Restoration of the 33’ Baden Powell fishing smack in 2016, originally built by my
great grandfather c1900, after receiving...
The iconic Customs House in King’s Lynn. The Baden Powell
will ultimately be berthed nearby when completed.
C1
Oakwood Corner, my home away from home, near King’s Lynn, while
working at Jaeger c1967-1974. Rented the top floor with my...
Joined in London, 1974.
C2
My first assignment was with a customer called Lovable Bras, where
my job was to add metric siz...
Early flat living in South Kensington, London.
My dear girlfriend Julie on the right.
C2
Azadi Tower, Tehran
Headed off to Iran on assignment to manage pre and post-sales
support for small mainframes, and implem...
Persian carpets galore in the bizarre bazaar
C3
Never a dull moment…
C3
Niavaran Palace, part of the complex where the Shah spent his final
days in Iran before leaving for Hawaii in 1979. The ha...
A visit to beautiful Isfahan, designated by UNESCO as a World
Heritage Site, before leaving Iran. Known for its beautiful ...
My exit ticket, late December, 1978, just two weeks before the
Shah left Iran. I paid way more than Y class for that ticke...
Next assignment, Moscow, in the heart of winter, during
The Cold War, to teach engineers how to program our
intelligent te...
Hotel National, overlooking Red Square and The Kremlin, where
I stayed in Moscow. I was stopped by the police while
attemp...
And onward to Seoul in South Korea to develop the
specification for a Hangul intelligent terminal for the newly
built Stoc...
Seoul by night
C5
Traded a business class ticket for a Freddy Laker flight from London to New
York, returning for a weekend with a friend in...
Gamla stan, Stockholm while working on a terminal
proposal for Scandinavian Airlines
C6
1980
… and completing the proposal at SAS in Copenhagen,
1980
C6
Dragør, where I rented a delightful fisherman’s cottage
while working with Scandinavian Airlines in Denmark,
1980
C6
I ret...
On completion of the SAS proposal the account manager, Kjell Oscarius,
and I took it to Sperry HQ in the US for approval a...
Helsinki, home of Finnair, where I visited several times in 1981.
Attempted to make conversation with a guy sitting at a b...
Bergen in Norway, to present our LAN strategy. Also visited Oslo
just once. Beautiful country but it rained non-stop…
C6
1...
After two weeks working in Roseville, Minnesota during
mid-winter, stayed with a friend close to Montego Bay, Jamaica,
the...
Visited Honolulu from London to present our SAS proposal at a Sperry
Airlines User Conference, and later traveled to Kawai...
Headhouse Square, Philadelphia, close to my townhouse,
after moving to Sperry HQ in Blue Bell, PA in 1982, as Program
Mana...
The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia
C7
Valley Forge, PA
C7
Valley Forge, PA
C7
Paris, Sacre Coeur de Montmartre, the highest point in the city,
overlooking the Eifel Tower; one of many visits
C7
The Hôtel de Crillon in Paris at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, where I had
the pleasure of staying on one occasion. It o...
Saint Paul De Vence in the south of France, one of the oldest medieval
towns on the French Riviera.
C7
Location of Sperry’...
The Sperry International Management Centre, now Hotel La Vague,
Saint Paul. Among the facilities were simultaneous transla...
Le Negresco Hotel on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, close to
Saint Paul De Vence. Stayed here in between two meetings ...
In memory of the Bastille Day tragedy of 2016
C7
The Montcalm, my hotel of choice when returning to London, close
to Marble Arch, 1982-1989. Since I was a frequent visitor...
Madrid, capital of Spain. Found it quite easy to adjust to long lunches
with wine, followed by a siesta, then returning to...
Lisbon, capital of Portugal
C7
Estoril, where we held a couple of regional meetings on the
Portuguese coast. Top left is the Albatroz Hotel, favored by
G...
When visiting the German subsidiary, we usually stayed close to
the HQ in Sulzbach, but occasionally had the pleasure of a...
Vienna, Austria, and the Lipizzan Horses
C7
Sights of Vienna, a beautiful city, and
discovered the delicious Sachertorte!
C7
Hotel Palais im Schwarzenberg, where I had the pleasure of
staying during one visit during a regional tour, when we were a...
The infamous Manneken Pis
statue in Brussels, c1618 or 1619
(little man piss, translated from
Dutch)
C7
Zurich
Home of one of Sperry’s
biggest customers, the
Union Bank of Switzerland.
Our subsidiary HQ was
based here.
C7
Geneva, for a
regional meeting
C7
Amsterdam – several regional meetings here also
- a favorite venue for attendees
C7
Amsterdam
C7
Monte Carlo – another meeting here, in Monaco…
I will never forget the scary coach ride to our dinner venue along
the corn...
In Rome, with Gene Fiandro, telecommunications guru
at Sperry’s regional HQ
C7
Rome – The Coliseum and The Sistine Chapel
C7
The Vatican City in Rome
C7
An unforgettable weekend with Federica in Portofino,
surrounded by exotic yachts and exotic ladies in various
states of un...
Milan became the Italian subsidiary HQ after the Unisys merger
C7
Tokyo, where Sperry had a joint-venture and translated code and
documentation for the Japanese marketplace. This is a phot...
Tokyo by night
C7
Memories of upper deck first class service on PanAm. The upper deck on some
747’s sometimes featured an open bar and piano...
The Sydney Opera House on one of many visits to
Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane,
Adelaide and P...
Park Hyatt , Sydney, The Rocks, overlooking the Opera House
C7
Wellington, New Zealand
C7
Papeete, capital of Tahiti, French Polynesia,
following a grueling four-week business trip
through Europe, Asia and Austra...
More Papeete
C7
Toronto, Canada.
Visited the subsidiary
many times with Sperry,
and also to call on the
vendor who developed
emulators for...
Istanbul, the Queen of Cities, where I visited to attend a meeting
with middle-east Sperry distributors. One of the highli...
Mexico City – the only occasion I ever set foot in Mexico,
to visit the Sperry subsidiary. One of the dirtiest cities I ev...
Athens, to meet with middle-eastern distributors for Unisys,
while working with Likom out of Melaka, Malaysia
C9
1991
Stopped off in Asuncion in Paraguay on the way to
Brazil in 1988. This photo is the Palacio de los López –
workplace for t...
Rio de Janeiro, for a much-needed vacation, 1988
Sugar Loaf Mountain
and Christ the Redeemer
C7
On the way to Manaus we stopped over in Brasília for one
night, founded in 1960 as the national capital. Very
modernistic ...
Manaus, the capital of the Amazonas, once famous for rubber production;
the most enjoyable destination of our vacation, wh...
Appointed a distributor for AES in São Paulo
C11
Bermuda, and another vacation… unforgettable pink beaches
and crabs wandering everywhere…
C7
Hong Kong Peak Tram, a funicular railway leading up to the peak
A UK colony when
I lived here, on
assignment with
C8
The Star Ferry – not the quickest way to cross Victoria Harbour,
but certainly the most spectacular, especially at 8pm eve...
The Jumbo Restaurant in Aberdeen Harbour
C8
The approach to the old Kai Tak Airport was dangerously close to
apartment buildings
There was only one runway jutting out...
The Pousada De Sao Tiago, a spectacular hotel built into a cliff face in
Macau. It was originally built as a fortress in t...
The entrance and a view from outside some of the suites. Splurged
here for my first wedding anniversary and traveled back ...
Attending the Macao Grand Prix – Michael Schumacher was racing that
year. Unisys was responsible for the scoring for this ...
Traveled to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman one Christmas with my
wife who worked for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at the time...
Visited Singapore numerous times from Blue Bell and
Hong Kong before living there during assignments with
Unisys and DEC f...
The Raffles Hotel – named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of
Singapore. Had the pleasure of staying in the Somerse...
The small island of Sentosa, south of Singapore itself, now an
entertainment mecca with several hotels, Universal Studios,...
Bangkok, Thailand. Visited from Blue Bell, and tenures with
Unisys and DEC in Asia. Addicted to Thai food ever since.
C8
The floating market in Bangkok. After the market had
closed took a boat through the waterways and visited
a snake farm.
C8
Hosted a distributor conference in Phuket
when a harmonica-playing elephant got a little
too frisky
C8
Phuket Province, full of high-end resort hotels and
restaurants. Patong, the main town, has a far more
casual vibe, packed...
Manila, Philippines
Street scenes, including a Jeepney,
one of many converted Jeeps,
legacies from WWII.
C8
But there was respite… the hotel of choice
while working with
C8
Little India in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia.
While visiting both
Kuala Lumpur and
Singapore and
ultimately living in
both citie...
The Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
Launching new
Personal
Workstations
C8
Following my first tenure with Unisys, worked with Likom in Melaka,
Malaysia. We had multiple plants to manufacture plasti...
The island of Langkawi, a favorite vacation destination when living in
Malaysia and working with Likom.
C9
Langkawi
C9
We discovered a wonderful
restaurant owned by an Australian
lady. It jutted out onto a beach towards
the sea. ...
Penang Island (Pulau Pinang), named Prince of Wales Island when
occupied by the British East India Company, was another re...
Pulau Besar, ‘The Big Island,’ 13km off the coast of Melaka, when
working with Likom. The name is an oxymoron – the island...
The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, Beijing.
Visited Beijing several times while living in Hong Kong and
Singapore w...
Shanghai, while working with
C11
c2009
Visited Taipei more than once from Blue Bell to chase errant
vendors and later visited the subsidiary while working in
Hon...
Jakarta, Indonesia – the dirtiest, most polluted, most corrupt city
I ever visited during my tenure in Asia.
C8
Bali, Indonesia, my favorite vacation destination of all time, while living
in Malaysia and Singapore. A total contrast to...
Bali, Indonesia, The Monkey Forest
He likes peanuts! I was lucky to
keep my sunglasses. The monkeys
had a habit of swoopin...
Bali – the lady I met was a little frigid
C9
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). First visited with Likom, while the
US embargo was still in place. Later returned after Unisys
...
The War Museum in Saigon. A rather distressing visit, full
of displays of war-time brutality.
Hanoi – also first visited Hanoi while the US embargo was still in
place following the Vietnam War. The city was in comple...
Mumbai (Bombay). Visited our Tata-Unisys joint-venture
numerous times.
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel where I
stayed often, and th...
New Delhi, Laxminarayan Temple. Visited Delhi from Blue Bell
while managing Varian mini-computers.
C7
Bangalore, where my friend Bob Trygg and I worked for two weeks
on a PC growth proposal, only to discover on our return th...
Islamabad – my first and only visit to meet distributors in Pakistan.
I did not enjoy it. c1995.
C10
Karachi – part of the same trip
C10
Somewhere in Asia, 1996
California, 1999…
This photo requires no words…
C11
The ‘Gang’ gets together again, 2014, at the Swan in King’s Lynn in the UK,
known locally as ‘The Mucky Duck.’ Some of the...
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  1. 1. A pictorial summary of “Trevor’s Travels,” available in both paperback and kindle formats on Amazon.com.
  2. 2. Foreword When I decided to embark on this project my original intention was to track the timelines in my book, but quickly realized this was impractical since I made repeat visits to several of the featured countries while working with different companies. Instead, I grouped together the destinations I wanted to highlight geographically - and chronologically as far as possible, but as a consequence the slides sometimes jump around a little vs the book. The book chapters are noted in the bottom right- hand corner of each slide.
  3. 3. Background Has pioneered British fashion since 1884 and is headquartered in King’s Lynn, Norfolk in the UK. Was a major US information systems multinational company, based in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. In 1986, Sperry merged with Burroughs to create Unisys, and the new company was based in the prior Sperry headquarters. Likom is a major manufacturer of high-tech equipment, based in Melaka, a member on the Lion Group, a US$5B conglomerate headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Digital Equipment, also known as DEC, was a major player in the computer industry from the 1950s to the 1990s, based in Maynard, Massachusetts until it was acquired by Compaq in 1998, which merged with HP in 2002. AES is a privately held company based in Menlo Park in Silicon Valley, and develops and sells network performance and availability solutions.
  4. 4. Acknowledgements I wish to convey my sincere thanks to those friends who contributed photographs and help with other matters, as I pieced this together. They include John Dutton and his photographs of Oakwood Corner, Richard and Jenny Blunt who found photographs of many friends since our early twenties, Bill Atkins and his pictures of Wymondham College in the UK, Mike Heck who kindly sent me his superb photos of Valley Forge and The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Francesca Manfredini and her colleagues who identified Gene Fiandro who worked with Sperry’s regional HQ in Rome, Bob Prendergast who discovered what became of the prior Sperry International Management Center in Saint Paul De Vence, John Dennett who sent the old photos of the precarious approach to Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong, the Baden Powell team for the multiple photographs of her restoration progress, Carla Vegetti who suggested formatting improvements (and I stole one photo from her recent visit to Vietnam), and Bob Trygg who introduced me to SlideShare.net. Thank you all, Trevor
  5. 5. Wymondham College in Norfolk in the UK and the nissen hut where I lived during my first years. Attended from age 11–18. It was a US military base during WWII, and the huts featured asbestos insulation and lead plumbing amongst other niceties. Learned a lot from this experience; a co-educational boarding school. Many students were the children of UK military families living abroad and I still maintain contact with a few of them. C1 1958-1965
  6. 6. The Worfolk Brothers - my great uncle Bill and my grandfather Gerald, boat builders in King’s Lynn, Norfolk. In my youth I visited almost every weekend and watched them build the Agnes C, a fishing boat, from beginning to end, c1960. They built many boats over the years, including sailing yachts, some of which are still in service in various parts of the world. The business continued until Gerald’s death in 1981; William lived beyond the age of 100. C 1&11
  7. 7. Restoration of the 33’ Baden Powell fishing smack in 2016, originally built by my great grandfather c1900, after receiving donations and a grant from the UK Heritage Lottery Fund. Members of the restoration team include Chris Ward, fellow student of Wymondham College and a former ‘Young Conservative’, and my brother-in-law, Dave Hart. The original boat was completed for £50 in 1900! C11
  8. 8. The iconic Customs House in King’s Lynn. The Baden Powell will ultimately be berthed nearby when completed. C1
  9. 9. Oakwood Corner, my home away from home, near King’s Lynn, while working at Jaeger c1967-1974. Rented the top floor with my friend John Dutton. Scene of many a party. C1
  10. 10. Joined in London, 1974. C2 My first assignment was with a customer called Lovable Bras, where my job was to add metric sizes to the programs listing their product portfolio!
  11. 11. Early flat living in South Kensington, London. My dear girlfriend Julie on the right. C2
  12. 12. Azadi Tower, Tehran Headed off to Iran on assignment to manage pre and post-sales support for small mainframes, and implemented Farsi support for the 90/30 mainframe and the UTS40 intelligent terminal. Soon after completing the Farsi implementation, we had to leave Iran hurriedly after the start of the cultural revolution. C3 1977
  13. 13. Persian carpets galore in the bizarre bazaar C3
  14. 14. Never a dull moment… C3
  15. 15. Niavaran Palace, part of the complex where the Shah spent his final days in Iran before leaving for Hawaii in 1979. The harboring of the Shah by the USA provoked the storming of the US embassy later that year when hostages were taken, only to be released following Presidents Reagan’s inauguration after failed attempts by President Carter. The Shah succumbed to cancer following his ouster after Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile in France. C3
  16. 16. A visit to beautiful Isfahan, designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, before leaving Iran. Known for its beautiful paintings and history. C3 1978
  17. 17. My exit ticket, late December, 1978, just two weeks before the Shah left Iran. I paid way more than Y class for that ticket, but was relieved to ‘escape.’ My hotel in Rome for the overnight stay was on strike but the bars were open! C3
  18. 18. Next assignment, Moscow, in the heart of winter, during The Cold War, to teach engineers how to program our intelligent terminal and complete Cyrillic localization. The highlight of that trip was an evening at the Bolshoi Theater to see a performance of Swan Lake. C4 The Bolshoi Theater 1979
  19. 19. Hotel National, overlooking Red Square and The Kremlin, where I stayed in Moscow. I was stopped by the police while attempting to take photographs of muscular Russian women clearing the snow. C4
  20. 20. And onward to Seoul in South Korea to develop the specification for a Hangul intelligent terminal for the newly built Stock Exchange. Anti-aircraft gun emplacements were still evident atop the tallest buildings at this time. 1979. C5
  21. 21. Seoul by night C5
  22. 22. Traded a business class ticket for a Freddy Laker flight from London to New York, returning for a weekend with a friend in Paris via Air France Concorde before flying back to London. Non-stop fine dining at Mach 2. I still remember the main features of that meal; lobster thermidor followed by rack of lamb. An unforgettable experience. C6 1980
  23. 23. Gamla stan, Stockholm while working on a terminal proposal for Scandinavian Airlines C6 1980
  24. 24. … and completing the proposal at SAS in Copenhagen, 1980 C6
  25. 25. Dragør, where I rented a delightful fisherman’s cottage while working with Scandinavian Airlines in Denmark, 1980 C6 I returned one last time to my cottage after the job was finished, for a party with neighbors I had befriended and office colleagues - a Nordic marathon!
  26. 26. On completion of the SAS proposal the account manager, Kjell Oscarius, and I took it to Sperry HQ in the US for approval after securing local blessings. It was rejected. We were so pissed off, we decided to take a short break in San Juan, capital of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, on the way back to Sweden but were so tired, we ate well, drank well and retired early. Since the Nordic countries were part of a joint-venture with Saab at the time, we subsequently secured the approval to move forward from the president and the board and our efforts were not in vain. C6 1981
  27. 27. Helsinki, home of Finnair, where I visited several times in 1981. Attempted to make conversation with a guy sitting at a bar one evening, but failed when he said, ”are you here to talk or drink?” C6
  28. 28. Bergen in Norway, to present our LAN strategy. Also visited Oslo just once. Beautiful country but it rained non-stop… C6 1981
  29. 29. After two weeks working in Roseville, Minnesota during mid-winter, stayed with a friend close to Montego Bay, Jamaica, then returned to Roseville. Those climates do not mix very well and I suffered after being surrounded by snow and ice again, but loved Jamaica. C6 1981
  30. 30. Visited Honolulu from London to present our SAS proposal at a Sperry Airlines User Conference, and later traveled to Kawaii on vacation from California. Much of the Jurassic Park movies were filmed in Kawaii. C6
  31. 31. Headhouse Square, Philadelphia, close to my townhouse, after moving to Sperry HQ in Blue Bell, PA in 1982, as Program Manager for communications and terminals, International Division. C7
  32. 32. The Liberty Bell, Philadelphia C7
  33. 33. Valley Forge, PA C7
  34. 34. Valley Forge, PA C7
  35. 35. Paris, Sacre Coeur de Montmartre, the highest point in the city, overlooking the Eifel Tower; one of many visits C7
  36. 36. The Hôtel de Crillon in Paris at the foot of the Champs-Élysées, where I had the pleasure of staying on one occasion. It opened in 1909, in a building dating 1758. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. C7
  37. 37. Saint Paul De Vence in the south of France, one of the oldest medieval towns on the French Riviera. C7 Location of Sperry’s International Management Centre, where we entertained and presented to industry leaders. I recall Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the UK, attended one event there.
  38. 38. The Sperry International Management Centre, now Hotel La Vague, Saint Paul. Among the facilities were simultaneous translation for presenters, five-star dining, a spectacular wine cellar, an open bar, and a sauna, in addition to the obvious swimming pool. It was a short walk to the town square where local residents could be seen playing boules and Yves Montand was often among them. Other local residents included Roger Moore and Michael Caine. C7
  39. 39. Le Negresco Hotel on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, close to Saint Paul De Vence. Stayed here in between two meetings at Saint Paul de Vence and a girlfriend joined me from London. We enjoyed lunch on the beach most days and on one occasion were served steak tartare which we enjoyed, much to our surprise. C7
  40. 40. In memory of the Bastille Day tragedy of 2016 C7
  41. 41. The Montcalm, my hotel of choice when returning to London, close to Marble Arch, 1982-1989. Since I was a frequent visitor, was often given a free upgrade to a suite. Loved that hotel. C7
  42. 42. Madrid, capital of Spain. Found it quite easy to adjust to long lunches with wine, followed by a siesta, then returning to the office, followed by a late dinner… developed an addiction to tapas. C7
  43. 43. Lisbon, capital of Portugal C7
  44. 44. Estoril, where we held a couple of regional meetings on the Portuguese coast. Top left is the Albatroz Hotel, favored by German officers and their mistresses during WWII. Portugal, of course, was neutral during the war. C7
  45. 45. When visiting the German subsidiary, we usually stayed close to the HQ in Sulzbach, but occasionally had the pleasure of a hotel in downtown Frankfurt, instead of the local ‘Horrible Inn,’ as we called it. C7
  46. 46. Vienna, Austria, and the Lipizzan Horses C7
  47. 47. Sights of Vienna, a beautiful city, and discovered the delicious Sachertorte! C7
  48. 48. Hotel Palais im Schwarzenberg, where I had the pleasure of staying during one visit during a regional tour, when we were also treated to a visit to listen to the Vienna Boys Choir. C7
  49. 49. The infamous Manneken Pis statue in Brussels, c1618 or 1619 (little man piss, translated from Dutch) C7
  50. 50. Zurich Home of one of Sperry’s biggest customers, the Union Bank of Switzerland. Our subsidiary HQ was based here. C7
  51. 51. Geneva, for a regional meeting C7
  52. 52. Amsterdam – several regional meetings here also - a favorite venue for attendees C7
  53. 53. Amsterdam C7
  54. 54. Monte Carlo – another meeting here, in Monaco… I will never forget the scary coach ride to our dinner venue along the corniche where Princess Grace met her death. C7
  55. 55. In Rome, with Gene Fiandro, telecommunications guru at Sperry’s regional HQ C7
  56. 56. Rome – The Coliseum and The Sistine Chapel C7
  57. 57. The Vatican City in Rome C7
  58. 58. An unforgettable weekend with Federica in Portofino, surrounded by exotic yachts and exotic ladies in various states of undress. C7
  59. 59. Milan became the Italian subsidiary HQ after the Unisys merger C7
  60. 60. Tokyo, where Sperry had a joint-venture and translated code and documentation for the Japanese marketplace. This is a photo of the Emperor's Palace C7
  61. 61. Tokyo by night C7
  62. 62. Memories of upper deck first class service on PanAm. The upper deck on some 747’s sometimes featured an open bar and piano lounge. Those were the days! C7
  63. 63. The Sydney Opera House on one of many visits to Australia, including Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth C7
  64. 64. Park Hyatt , Sydney, The Rocks, overlooking the Opera House C7
  65. 65. Wellington, New Zealand C7
  66. 66. Papeete, capital of Tahiti, French Polynesia, following a grueling four-week business trip through Europe, Asia and Australia/New Zealand C7
  67. 67. More Papeete C7
  68. 68. Toronto, Canada. Visited the subsidiary many times with Sperry, and also to call on the vendor who developed emulators for our PC product line. The most enjoyable visit, however, was a drive from Philadelphia to Mosport passing by Niagara Falls to attend an event in which we had sponsored a racecar to promote the Sperry PC. C7
  69. 69. Istanbul, the Queen of Cities, where I visited to attend a meeting with middle-east Sperry distributors. One of the highlights was a dinner cruise on the Bosphorus. C7
  70. 70. Mexico City – the only occasion I ever set foot in Mexico, to visit the Sperry subsidiary. One of the dirtiest cities I ever went to, and the entire contents of the mini-bar in my hotel room were stolen while I was out. After taking the hotel GM to task I was compensated, thankfully. C7
  71. 71. Athens, to meet with middle-eastern distributors for Unisys, while working with Likom out of Melaka, Malaysia C9 1991
  72. 72. Stopped off in Asuncion in Paraguay on the way to Brazil in 1988. This photo is the Palacio de los López – workplace for the president of Paraguay and the seat of government. One of the poorest countries I ever visited, though that would never be surmised from this apparent opulence. C7
  73. 73. Rio de Janeiro, for a much-needed vacation, 1988 Sugar Loaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer C7
  74. 74. On the way to Manaus we stopped over in Brasília for one night, founded in 1960 as the national capital. Very modernistic architecture but found it way too contrived and mostly rather boring – block after block of ugly numbered government buildings, reminiscent of Moscow. Photos below are of the Cathedral of Brasilia and the Juscelino Kubitschek bridge
  75. 75. Manaus, the capital of the Amazonas, once famous for rubber production; the most enjoyable destination of our vacation, which included a memorable cruise down the Amazon and jungle treks. C7
  76. 76. Appointed a distributor for AES in São Paulo C11
  77. 77. Bermuda, and another vacation… unforgettable pink beaches and crabs wandering everywhere… C7
  78. 78. Hong Kong Peak Tram, a funicular railway leading up to the peak A UK colony when I lived here, on assignment with C8
  79. 79. The Star Ferry – not the quickest way to cross Victoria Harbour, but certainly the most spectacular, especially at 8pm every evening, when the Symphony of Lights can be seen looking towards Hong Kong Island C8 Every Christmas, the tallest buildings on the island are beautifully lit, and on New Years Eve there was a spectacular fireworks display from barges in the harbour, visible from our apartment in Wanchai when living there. Chinese New Year was another spectacular occasion, with dragon dances through the streets and firecrackers in abundance.
  80. 80. The Jumbo Restaurant in Aberdeen Harbour C8
  81. 81. The approach to the old Kai Tak Airport was dangerously close to apartment buildings There was only one runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour – crosswinds were a constant hazard and some aircraft never made it. Kai Tak was the 6th most dangerous airport in the world. C8
  82. 82. The Pousada De Sao Tiago, a spectacular hotel built into a cliff face in Macau. It was originally built as a fortress in the early 17th century to protect against marauding European countries and local pirates. Macau was a Portuguese colony when I lived in Hong Kong, and as recently as 2006 was the world’s largest gambling centre. Hovercrafts shuttled frequently between Hong Kong and Macau. C8
  83. 83. The entrance and a view from outside some of the suites. Splurged here for my first wedding anniversary and traveled back to Hong Kong by helicopter. Interestingly, the navigation equipment was supplied by Sperry Flight Systems. C8
  84. 84. Attending the Macao Grand Prix – Michael Schumacher was racing that year. Unisys was responsible for the scoring for this event and viewed the races from the scoring box overlooking the track before enjoying dinner with the competitors. C8 1990
  85. 85. Traveled to Muscat in the Sultanate of Oman one Christmas with my wife who worked for KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at the time. Sat in the 747 cockpit during the landing. When we reached the Intercontinental Hotel it was full of British and American troops awaiting orders to deploy for Operation Dessert Shield following Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. C8 I was amused to watch Arabs in their traditional garb, sitting around the swimming pool in the hotel, drinking pints of beer, smoking cigars, and videotaping the KLM crew as they frolicked in their bikinis. Rented a car and drove out to the desert while we were there.
  86. 86. Visited Singapore numerous times from Blue Bell and Hong Kong before living there during assignments with Unisys and DEC from 1995-1998. The Merlion, a mythical creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish Founded in 1852, The Singapore Cricket Club is an icon from the colonial era, where I enjoyed mulligatawny soup for the first time, amongst other delights. It’s an English soup, but with roots in Indian cuisine. The translation from Tamil is pepper water, originally made from lentils, fried onions and curry powder. C8
  87. 87. The Raffles Hotel – named after Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore. Had the pleasure of staying in the Somerset Maugham suite when visiting from Sperry HQ, but before it underwent its extensive multi- million dollar renovation. The room rates are rather higher now! C8
  88. 88. The small island of Sentosa, south of Singapore itself, now an entertainment mecca with several hotels, Universal Studios, two golf courses and more. Attended two residential management courses in a resort hotel during my time with DEC. It can be reached via causeway or cable car from Singapore island. Fort Siloso was built by the British during WWII, anticipating a Japanese invasion from the south by sea, when in fact they invaded by bicycle from the north after taking Malaysia. Sentosa then became a POW camp for British and Australian military captives. C10
  89. 89. Bangkok, Thailand. Visited from Blue Bell, and tenures with Unisys and DEC in Asia. Addicted to Thai food ever since. C8
  90. 90. The floating market in Bangkok. After the market had closed took a boat through the waterways and visited a snake farm. C8
  91. 91. Hosted a distributor conference in Phuket when a harmonica-playing elephant got a little too frisky C8
  92. 92. Phuket Province, full of high-end resort hotels and restaurants. Patong, the main town, has a far more casual vibe, packed with wild nightclubs, bars and discos. C8
  93. 93. Manila, Philippines Street scenes, including a Jeepney, one of many converted Jeeps, legacies from WWII. C8
  94. 94. But there was respite… the hotel of choice while working with C8
  95. 95. Little India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While visiting both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and ultimately living in both cities, developed a taste for hawker food and never once got sick. C8
  96. 96. The Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Launching new Personal Workstations C8
  97. 97. Following my first tenure with Unisys, worked with Likom in Melaka, Malaysia. We had multiple plants to manufacture plastics, metal casing, power supplies, PCBs, keyboards,… and assembled products for Unisys Asia and the Middle East, Apple, Gateway, Sony, and others. At that time, Apple manufactured their own products at plants in the US, Ireland and Singapore, and we acted as an overflow for Singapore. Soon after that era Apple outsourced its manufacturing to China. Entertaining customers and prospects entailed many raucous karaoke evenings… C9
  98. 98. The island of Langkawi, a favorite vacation destination when living in Malaysia and working with Likom. C9
  99. 99. Langkawi C9 We discovered a wonderful restaurant owned by an Australian lady. It jutted out onto a beach towards the sea. She had to use generators to keep her freezers running given frequent power outages.
  100. 100. Penang Island (Pulau Pinang), named Prince of Wales Island when occupied by the British East India Company, was another retreat. Penang is a melting pot of cultures and a delightful destination, steeped in colonial history in its capital of George Town, Indian restaurants where food is served on banana leaves to be eaten with fingers, rickshaws for hire, beautiful hotels on Batu Ferringhi and yet the home of numerous high-tech companies including Dell and Intel. Once enjoyed a delicious traditional Christmas lunch sitting by a swimming pool with blue skies while overlooking a perfect beach. C9
  101. 101. Pulau Besar, ‘The Big Island,’ 13km off the coast of Melaka, when working with Likom. The name is an oxymoron – the island is very small. Chosen as the venue for a meeting with Unisys customers. Evidently It is populated by monitor lizards that caused consternation, and the tide went out leaving one executive stranded until we were able to hire a flat- bottomed speedboat to whisk him to a waiting limousine on the mainland. Never again! C9
  102. 102. The Forbidden City and the Summer Palace, Beijing. Visited Beijing several times while living in Hong Kong and Singapore with Unisys. 1989 & 1995. C8
  103. 103. Shanghai, while working with C11 c2009
  104. 104. Visited Taipei more than once from Blue Bell to chase errant vendors and later visited the subsidiary while working in Hong Kong. Various dates! C8
  105. 105. Jakarta, Indonesia – the dirtiest, most polluted, most corrupt city I ever visited during my tenure in Asia. C8
  106. 106. Bali, Indonesia, my favorite vacation destination of all time, while living in Malaysia and Singapore. A total contrast to Jakarta. During 1991 – 1998. C9
  107. 107. Bali, Indonesia, The Monkey Forest He likes peanuts! I was lucky to keep my sunglasses. The monkeys had a habit of swooping down from the trees and stealing anything they could see. C9
  108. 108. Bali – the lady I met was a little frigid C9
  109. 109. Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). First visited with Likom, while the US embargo was still in place. Later returned after Unisys and DEC had established subsidiaries there. Surprisingly, despite the embargo, saw lots of Compaq PCs in use. C9
  110. 110. The War Museum in Saigon. A rather distressing visit, full of displays of war-time brutality.
  111. 111. Hanoi – also first visited Hanoi while the US embargo was still in place following the Vietnam War. The city was in complete disarray at that time, with signs of devastation everywhere, but recovered and rebuilt very quickly. C9 After the embargo had been lifted, had a very interesting visit to present to the Vietnamese Army with Bob Trygg. It was a very strange feeling but all very amicable. Witnessed bombed-out buildings and streets still full of craters during my first visit. A few years later, that had all gone and brand new structures were in place, built mostly by Japanese companies.
  112. 112. Mumbai (Bombay). Visited our Tata-Unisys joint-venture numerous times. Taj Mahal Palace Hotel where I stayed often, and the Gateway of India close by C8
  113. 113. New Delhi, Laxminarayan Temple. Visited Delhi from Blue Bell while managing Varian mini-computers. C7
  114. 114. Bangalore, where my friend Bob Trygg and I worked for two weeks on a PC growth proposal, only to discover on our return that the Unisys share of the joint-venture had been sold to the Tata Brothers. C8
  115. 115. Islamabad – my first and only visit to meet distributors in Pakistan. I did not enjoy it. c1995. C10
  116. 116. Karachi – part of the same trip C10
  117. 117. Somewhere in Asia, 1996
  118. 118. California, 1999… This photo requires no words… C11
  119. 119. The ‘Gang’ gets together again, 2014, at the Swan in King’s Lynn in the UK, known locally as ‘The Mucky Duck.’ Some of the members of the Wisbech ‘Young Conservatives’ - we first met c1970.
  120. 120. “Trevor’s Travels” is available on Amazon.com in both paperback and kindle formats. Also check out “A Case for Drones,” and “Hunters, Hackers and Hermits.” Please check out the book to learn more, and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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